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News: Lopez vs Lopez; Bruce 'Lionheart' Scott

They share the same last name and the same ambition to be the best junior welterweight in the world. But when Josesito Lopez and Patrick Lopez meet in the main event of Thompson Boxing Promotions’ latest action-packed card this Friday, April 17th at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California, only one Lopez will move forward in one of boxing's most competitive divisions. “Lopez vs Lopez”, a five-bout card of hard-hitting professional boxing action presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions in association with Fox Sports Español, will take place at the Doubletree Hotel – Ontario, which is located at 222 N. Vineyard Avenue. For tickets, priced at $75, $45, and $30, please call 714-935-0900..

Winner of seven of his last eight bouts, with the only loss being a disputed 10 round decision loss to Edgar Santana, a bout in which he dropped Santana twice, Josesito Lopez (23-3, 14 KOs) is one of Southern California’s most popular fighters, and with good reason. Fresh off a second round knockout of Alex Perez last November, the 24-year old Riverside native is kicking off 2009 with a tough bout against Venezuela’s Patrick “El Elegante” Lopez (15-1, 10 KOs). A two-time Olympian, Patrick is currently riding a four fight winning streak, and on April 17th, the southpaw is looking to make it five in a row in Ontario.

In the co-feature, Doubletree favorite Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (9-0, 4 KOs) makes his fourth straight appearance (sixth overall) at the venue in an eight round welterweight bout against Puerto Rican knockout artist William “Chino” Correa (8-2, 8 KOs).

Keeping with the “Lopez” theme of the evening, La Puente’s Abraham Lopez 6-0 (5 KOs) will put his perfect record on the line against Puerto Rican David Lorenzana (4-4-1, 2 KOs) in a six round featherweight bout

In lightweight action scheduled for four rounds, unbeaten Carson product Danny Hernandez (4-0, 3 KOs) takes on Hesperia’s Kadaphi Proctor (4-2-1), and in the four round opener, Rancho Cucamonga’s welterweight Erick Garcia (3-0, 1 KO) battles Los Angeles’ southpaw Ricky Duenas (0-1).

Doors open at 6:30pm, and the first bell is at 7:45pm. All bouts subject to change.


Former Champ, Bruce 'Lionheart' Scott, Returns To The Fray In May

Hackney, London based Jamaican Cruiserweight, Bruce 'Lionheart' Scott, (27 (18 KOs) wins - 9 (4 KOs) losses) , returns to the ring, on the 19th May 2009 at the York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, after a three year sabbatical from the sport. The former British, Commonwealth and WBU International Cruiserweight Champion is in training, under the watchful eyes of eminent coach, John Rooney Jnr. at Gleason's Gym near Tower Bridge, in preparation for the upcoming Cruiserweight knockout tournament which is part of the highly acclaimed Prizefighter series.

After a grueling training session Scott spoke of his return and his future Championship aspirations "I've been training hard for the Prizefighter series. It's an exciting format. Barry (Hearn) has made it a huge success. It's good for the fighters and the fans. I want to win it then go for the British title again."

Beaming at the thought Scott went on to say "Yeah, I want the British title. Rob Martin (the current British champion) didn't want to fight me when I was champion so it would be great to get a match with him after I win the Prizefighter. I'll make this a great victory and have a lot more coming. Maybe this could be the greatest comeback in British boxing history. "

Bruce 'Lionheart' Scott will be in action at the York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on 19th May 2009 in the highly acclaimed Prizefighter knockout tournament promoted by Barry Hearn's Matchroom Sports organisation and aired on Sky Sports.

Article posted on 12.04.2009



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